Little Benji

Premmie Marathon Challenge

Fighting to survive with every single breath

While I thought falling pregnant was the hardest part, soon I realised this mammoth of a tough ride was about to begin when Benji decided it was time and made a dramatic arrival on 15th May 2020  at 25.1 weeks gestation (15 weeks early) weighing only 550 grams and was called micro premmie.

When I was exhausted just looking at the pain he was going through, but my little man fought every single time and didn’t give up. All we had to do was, listen to Benji softly whisper "give me a chance to survive".

Benji has been so blessed & fortunate to have the best consultants, fellows, doctors, surgeons, nurses and not to forget the LIFE SAVING EQUIPMENT at the Royal Hospital For Women.

Thank you for supporting ‘Premmie Marathon Challenge’ this November, raising funds for urgently needed lifesaving humidicribs for the Royal Hospital for Women, Sydney, and the Alice Springs Hospital neonatal units, giving hundreds of premature babies a better chance of survival.

Thank you to our Sponsors

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Vessela Tasker

Brilliant, so inspiring Lechelle! You’re amazing Xx

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Brionny Rogers

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Jess Dowell

My little fighter! He is strong like both of his amazing parents and I can just see him being a cheeky little boy when he gets bigger! He already likes to push the boundaries.. go Benji Boy and all the other little fighters out there!

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Lechelle Hooper

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Nathan Green

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Mary Devoy

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Alida

My little cousin - Keep growing nice and strong!

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Kate Burns

Can’t wait to participate and raise awareness for premies and Benji’s plight 👏👏

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Jill Bunting

For Benji and the other little legends in the NICU...

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Emma Dougherty

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Linda Furnari

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Amy Nikolovski

Happy running Lechelle, what a great cause and way to support your friend 🥰

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Lisa Petancevski

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Claudia Naug

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Christine Papas

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Larisa Sarraf

You do incredible work, thank you so much. So inspiring!

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Ryan Hooper

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Jo

Such a wonderful cause and close to my heart. You're amazing and Benji is such a strong little man. Best wishes xxx

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Tim Ku

Good job Hazie- best wishes to you and family!

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You Lin Yang

Wish you all the best

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Laura Romeo

A worthy cause to support Lechelle :) Good Luck

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Deepa Ravi

Incredibly inspiring xx

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Sofie Rossi

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Hazel Vinitha

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Nikki Sheppard

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Milena Marcetic

You are the strongest and bravest little boy Benji!!! 🙌🏻🌟💙 We love you!!!

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Veronica Atley

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Annabel Hill

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Mariana Kearvell

Your amazing Hazel! Benji has a strong Mum. Xx

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Jay Santiago

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Anonymous

Hi Team, so happy to donate to my beautiful friends, such a great cause..

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Melissa Campaniello

Well done Shelly !! xox

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Susan Russo

Dear Hazey, following you and Johnny on your fight for Benji' s life has certainly been an eye opener. Who would ever have imagined all the miracles that are performed ever day in hospital wards. Benji is a credit to each and everyone of those caring people. The future is so bright for you all, look forward to following Benji as he grows each day. X

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Chitra Narayanan

Love you Benjamin the Brave

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Dora Guo

Good Job little Benji !!! Can't wait to see you

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Kara Richardson

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Sumit Purdani

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Lenore Scali

Good luck gorgeous girl! x

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Anonymous

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Lauren Channells

Thanks for raising money to help precious little babies like ours!

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Meegan Dakers

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Anonymous

Good luck... You're brave than I ever was.

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Liz

Praying for all of you💖

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Jacs

On ya Shelly ❤️